Drive With Care; Costa Rica Traffic Police in Full Force Until January 4

The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – Police presence on major domestic routes will increase from Friday, December 26 until January 4, with an agenda to help control speeding and get drunk drivers off the road.

The director of the Traffic Police, Mario Calderon, said that starting today they will have posts on Cañas highway (San Jose – Alajuela), the Florencio del Castillo (San José – Cartago), Route 27 (San José – Caldera) and Route 32 (San José – Limón).

Other sectors where they will be operating heavily are the Costanera Sur (Pozón – Jaco – Golfito and Paso Canoas), North American (Barranca – Guanacaste), the Bernardo Soto (San José – San Ramón) and passing through the Aguacate route.

Calderón said that monitoring motorist’s speed control and preventing intoxicated drivers requires 588 of the 840 officers nationwide, in three shifts to ensure continuous service on the roads.

The penalty for those who drive more than 120 miles per hour is ¢280,000 according to the Traffic Act .

Also, those who drive a vehicle with more than a blood alcohol content of 0.75 grams will be required to pay a penalty of ¢293,000, along with arrest and prosecution for driving while intoxicated. (Amelia Rueda)

The Costa Rica News (TCRN)

San Jose, Costa Rica

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